House Project

This House Project activity & project also includes:

Make young mathematicians' dreams a reality with this fun drawing project. Given the task of designing their dream home, students create drawings and physical models that demonstrate their understanding of proportion and scale.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Conclude a pre-algebra unit on ratios and proportions with this hands-on project
  • After completing their work, allow the class to share their projects with their peers in small groups
  • Extend that activity by having the class calculate the square footage of their houses
Classroom Considerations

  • Adjust the checkpoints in this project to fit your class schedule as well as the abilities of your students
Pros

  • Included with the project are a series of reflection questions for students to answer afterward
  • Expectations for the project are clearly defined by the included rubric
Cons

  • None